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Jul 16, 2007 12:16 PM

Vegetarian Dim Sum in Vancouver

I will be in Vancouver for 3 days in August. I've seen some dim sum recommendations on this board, but was wondering specifically about Vegetarian-friendly places. I'll have a car, so it doesn't matter if it's off the beaten track.

I'm already planning a pilgrimage to Vij's--are there other do-not-miss restaurants for vegetarians in Vancouver I should know about?

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  1. Dim sum is difficult because there's lots of hidden meat, even in items that sound meat-free (e.g. turnip cake) and vegetarians often get stuck eating veggie chow mein...

    Kirin has great dim sum and they have a vegetarian section. I think they offer 5 or 6 truly vegetarian dim sum items that are tasty and creative, as well as several desserts and noodle/rice dishes.

    1. The only dim sum place I know that offers an extensive vegetarian selection in Hons Wun Tun Noodle House. They even have their kitchen seperate into vegetarian and meat-eater sides. It's not the top quality dim sum in Vancouver but definately the most extensive I've found for vegetarian options.

      1. If anyone finds this when searching, there is a Chinese Vegetarian restaurant called Bo Kong on Main Street in Vancouver (3068 Main St - a few blocks south of Broadway) that has some tasty dim sum. It's a bit hit or miss, but the Sui Mai is quite tasty, as are the bbq not-pork buns.

        1. As a vegetarian, my favourite place in Vancouver is Dharma Kitchen at Alma and Broadway. It is Asian influenced, with rice bowls and big salads with tofu and tempeh. They do delicious veg burgers, too. It is not to be missed.

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          1. re: cdnprairiedog

            Have you tried their lemongrass tofu? Woot.